Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Ted Cruz
U.S. Senator, R-Texas
CSPAN2 10/02/2013
Cruz: When asked about whether the Agency wants “the records of all americans” you testified “I believe it is in the nation's best interest to put all the phone records into a lock box that we can search when the nation needs to do it.” Besides phone records, what other records of all American citizens do you believe the federal government should be collecting? Alexander: I cannot think of any right now. And there has been. So thanks Senator for that question.
Ted Cruz
U.S. Senator, R-Texas
CSPAN2 10/02/2013
Cruz: Absent a search warrant particularized to an individual suspected terrorist, does the NSA currently have the ability and access to voicemail content, to text messages or to financial records that are now being collected by the CFPB on millions of American citizens?
Keith Alexander
General, Director of the National Security Agency, Chief of the Central Security Service and Commander of the United States Cyber Command.
CSPAN2 10/02/2013
Alexander: I apologize I’m not familiar, Senator, with CFPB. Cruz: consumer financial protection bureau. (Does NSA have access to CFPB?) Alexander: not that I know of, Senator, no. In fact, if we, to be clear, if we have to go after any U.S. person, it would almost always be an FBI, not an NSA lead. Has to have a probable cause warrant and you would have to go to the probable cause whether it’s under a regular court or the FISA court depending on the type of action . Cruz: And is that answer the same for voice mail content and text messages? Alexander: Voice mail, all content, any targeting of a U.S. person would have to be done that way
Ted Cruz
U.S. Senator, R-Texas
CSPAN2 11/18/2014
Cruz: Many months ago the American people were astonished to learn that the federal government was collecting bulk metadata of personal cell phones from millions of law-abiding citizens. This legislation protects the constitutional rights of privacy under the fourth amendment while maintaining important tools to protect national security and law enforcement. This is bipartisan legislation that enjoys the support of the intelligence community and also the tech community. The bill is not perfect, but in my view we should take it up and consider reasonable amendments on the floor to make it better but it is imperative that we stand together united protecting the bill of rights.
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